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Forget Hemlines. Mom Jeans Are Now an Economic Indicator.

Booms and Busts


Many have long speculated that there is a correlation between economic prosperity and the length of women's hemlines. But perhaps it's now "mom jeans," with their high waists and ample fit, that indicate the true state of the economy. 

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Fed Transparency Won't Get Us out of the Mess the Fed Created

Money and Banking


There is much talk these days about Fed "transparency" easing the effects of monetary policy. But it is not possible to deflate the present gigantic monetary bubble without a severe economic bust, and a policy of transparency employed by the Fed cannot prevent the inevitable bust.

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February Money-Supply Growth Hit Yet Another All-Time High.

Money Supply


During February 2021, year-over-year growth in the money supply was 39.1 percent. That makes February the eleventh month of remarkably high growth in the wake of unprecedented quantitative easing and "stimulus."

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Fighting Totalitarianism: Rothbard versus Monasticism

Decentralization and SecessionLibertarianismStrategy


To adopt monasticism before the international fascism we face today would amount not only to seceding but also to ceding everything worth saving to the monsters

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Fiscal Stimulus vs. Economic Growth

Money and Banking


We're told more government spending will get the economy back on track. But increasing government spending weaken the process of wealth creation. 

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Freedom vs. the Collective

DemocracyPhilosophyWorld History


Many support democracy because for them the collective or “republican” liberty they favor far exceeds individual liberty in importance. Those of us who follow Mises and Rothbard will disagree.

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Furloughed Jobs Disguise the Eurozone Employment Crisis

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages


Eurozone unemployment would be close to 11 percent if we used the same calculation as the United States.

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Federal Judge: Pennsylvania's Stay-at-Home Order Is an Assault on Human Rights


Judge Stickman is right that the Pennsylvania lockdown cannot be defended by anyone who takes human rights seriously. 

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